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ERIC Number: EJ910154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Developing Membership in the Gifted Culture for Gifted Students in Urban Schools
Kaplan, Sandra N.
Gifted Child Today, v34 n1 p63-65 Win 2011
Basically, the socialization process is the means by which newly identified gifted students are helped to recognize why they are members of the gifted culture and what they are going to experience as members of this cultural group. The introduction to the nature and scope of the gifted culture is a means of eradicating the misconceptions that students have about being gifted and enhancing their participation as members of the gifted program. This socialization process is aimed at developing the personal, social, and academic comfort necessary to function within, rather than at the periphery of, the culture of giftedness. The intent underlying the socialization process into the culture of the gifted is to allow students to retain the attributes of their economic, linguistic, or cultural diversity while helping them to see the commonalities of the potential they share with other students. The simultaneous membership of students in more than one culture does not obliterate the value of any one culture. The need to identify students from underrepresented populations must correspond to strategies that help them become viable members of the entire gifted population. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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